If you ever dared to think that a watch is nothing more than a time-telling device, this article is here to change the way you think. Today you’re going to discover six ultra-unique watches that make the act of telling time more like the art of time telling.
From wrist watches that play classical music to watches without faces, here are six ultra-unique watches that would be as at home on your wrist as they would be in a display case in a museum—and probably will be one day!
6 Ultra Unique Watches
1: Bird Repeater: The Watch That Belongs in an Art Gallery
The Bird Repeater by Jaquet Droz is sheer perfection. With every second that passes, this remarkable timepiece tells a story. A waterfall cascades gently in the background while a Blue Tit hatches from a golden egg as its mother prepares to feed it a freshly caught worm. Its father keeps a watchful eye & an extended wing out for predators.
All birds are hand-engraved and painted. Many people are of the opinion that it is one of the most beautiful watches ever created.
2: Eye of the Storm: The Watch Without a Face
The first of its kind, the Eye of the Storm is a watch without a face. Its design is simple and often leads to head-scratching while its technology is groundbreaking & award-winning. It’s sleek, minimalistic, and can be sustainably made with less time, materials, and labor. To tell the time on Yiran Qian’s brainchild, simply press a button that illuminates the entire body of the watch.
3: Ora Unica: The Seemingly Timeless Watch
Some people are of the opinion that time is fluid and has no real meaning. Whether you agree with those people or just have an appreciation for truly unique watches, the Ora Unica will appeal to you. Instead of traditional hands and numbers, this watch features what can only be referred to as a squiggly doodle. One end of the spiral-like doodle is the minutes hand while the other represents the hour. It’s weird, it’s wacky, and it’s wonderful.
4: BVLGARI Serpenti: A Case Like No Other
As far as case shapes go, it doesn’t get much more unique than a snake-like style. Everything about the BVLGARI Serpenti is designed to remind one of a serpent and we must admit that they’ve achieved this design goal with aplomb!
Firstly, its shape is quite obviously snake-like as is its wraparound design. Secondly, its strap mimics that of snakeskin and thirdly the colors it’s available in are all hues commonly spotted on snakes. This unique watch is sleek, slithery, stylish, and oh-so sophisticated.
5: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona: The Rainbow Rolex
Why be forced to pick a watch in just one color when you can pick a rainbow watch? The Rolex “Rainbow” Cosmograph Daytona boasts colored sapphire indexes ranging from a deep green to the softest pink.
The watch itself features an Everose pink gold construction, a black lacquer dial, and 36 baguette-set bezel sapphires. This watch is bright, cheerful, and truly spectacular to look at—it makes telling the time a vibrant adventure!
6: Boegli Grand Opera: The Watch That Sings
Just when you thought watches couldn’t possibly get more unique, along comes the Boegli Grand Opera. At a glance, this watch looks just like a regular watch but on the inside, it’s the furthest thing from regular! It looks beautiful, tells the time like a dream, and gently emits the tunes of our favorite classical songs.
Pick between Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Beethoven’s Fur Elise, Verdi’s Aida, or Chopin’s Tristesse and be blown away by this watch’s craftsmanship.
As you can see from the unique watches we’ve introduced to you today, a watch is capable of so much more than merely acting as a time-telling device. Sometimes, watches can also be carriers of joy and transporters to different eras.